Wood ID- Black Birch?

cocey2002 Posted By cocey2002, Feb 5, 2009 at 7:47 PM

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  1. cocey2002

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    Have a lot of this growing in my woods. Posted a pic of the tree 6 months ago before I cut it down. Some thought it was Black Birch. Maybe can tell better once it is split. Hoping it is black birch. Thanks
     

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    yep black birch smells nice don't it
     
  3. cocey2002

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    Yep, hope it smells that nice burning in the firepit this summer? Some BTU charts have it around White Oak. It a nice wood I guess. I never burned it before.
     
  4. PA. Woodsman

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    That's Black Birch alright, also known around here as "Cherry" Birch. Very good stuff, ignites easily, burns lively, heats well, smells great. Good score!
     
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    WoodButcher calls it "stink wood" AKA "Cherry"
    Every batch I split has a nice twist in it. I burn that stuff early if possible and leave the higher btu's for Jan/Feb.

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    Interesting. Every BTU chart I could find has BB as high as white oak.
     
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    Interesting. Every BTU chart I could find has BB as high as white oak.[/quote]



    I wouldn't agree with that. Black Birch throws real good heat but burns faster than White Oak would. I'd say that BB isn't that far from White Oak, but the Birch part of it makes it burn faster. Either way its still good fuelwood.
     
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    I wouldn't agree with that. Black Birch throws real good heat but burns faster than White Oak would. I'd say that BB isn't that far from White Oak, but the Birch part of it makes it burn faster. Either way its still good fuelwood.[/quote]

    Oh don't get me wrong, cherry burns real good .....nice and hot.
    Filling the Oslo though with Pignut Hickory kinda spoils a fella into packing it with Cherry that's all....burn what ya got!

    WB
     
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